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We will bounce back, says O'Sullivan

Albion midfielder is feeling positive despite heavy defeat in WSL to Arsenal on Sunday.

By Bruce Talbot • 12 October 2020

By Kyle Hemsley
Denise O'Sullivan in action against Arsenal.

Denise O'Sullivan believes Albion have a lot to look forward to this season despite suffering a heavy defeat to WSL leaders Arsenal on Sunday.

Albion lost 5-0 with two goals in the last eight minutes a harsh reflection on the effort the home side put into the game.

O'Sullivan, 26, was twice denied by Gunners' keeper Manuela Zinsberger and head coach Hope Powell was pleased that Albion managed to create some good chances against one of the top teams.

O'Sullivan said, "It didn't feel like a 5-0 game - we put a lot into it and I think the result was a bit harsh on us.

"We have to take the positives. We had some good chances ourselves and we caused them problems but in front of goal against good teams you have to be clinical when you get your opportunities and Arsenal did that."

By Kyle Hemsley
Denise O'Sullivan went close with this first-half shot against Arsenal.

O'Sullivan joined Albion in September from North Carolina Courage and admits is only now, after a period in quarantine following her arrival, that she feels she is playing at her best.

And she is confident she will get even better - and that Albion will climb the table after a tough run of fixtures in the opening weeks of the season.

"We've got some top players here and we showed with the [0-0] draw against Manchester City what we're capable of as a squad. Quarantine for two weeks was tough but I feel I am getting used to the challenges of the league.

"We've had a tough run of games but I'm sure we will climb the table with the quality we have. I'm really enjoying it and I know I will get even better and so will the team."

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